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Monthly Archives: April, 2016

February Saw 34% Increase in Building Licences

The number of building licences approved in February increased by a whopping 34.8% year-on-year, reaching 5,663 licences, according to data released by the Ministry of Public Works. The data further validates the opinion that 2016 has started well for the real-estate and construction industries. The data also offers good prospects for the rest of the Continue Reading

Spain Received 4.8 Million Tourists in March

March was another great month for tourism in Spain with 4.8 million international visitors arriving, representing a 16.1% increase over March 2015. The UK once again provided the majority of those travellers with 1.1 million Brits visiting our sunny shores. With the weather they have been having lately it’s not surprising! Brits made up 23.1% Continue Reading

Marbella Real-Estate Picking Up

Following eight years of negativity since the crisis of 2008, property agents and developers are looking positively at 2016. But it’s not only the real-estate market that is on the up. The whole of Spain seems to be having a great year. Here are just a few of the positive points from the first quarter Continue Reading

New Modern Villas Under Construction in Marbella

Sitting between Marbella and Estepona in the quiet residential area of El Paraiso, you will find a development of 18 modern villas currently under construction. The properties have been designed by renowned architect Pedro Iraburu Elizalde and although each of the villas follow a similar style of contemporary design, they are all unique. Set in Continue Reading

British Couple to be Compensated for Demolished Home

The photo shown here depicts the moment eight years ago when Len and Helen Prior saw their dream home in the sun demolished right before their eyes. Since then they have been living in their garage and fighting hard to get some compensation for their loss. The bulldozers were moved in to demolish their Almeria Continue Reading

Overnight Stays Increased in March

March was another good month in terms of tourist numbers, and another good month for the country’s hoteliers. Overnight stays increased in March by 17.6%, when compared to the same month last year. Over 21 million overnight stays were registered across the country, making March the third consecutive month to see increases. When looking at Continue Reading

Fotocasa Data Shows Rental Cost Increase in Q1

Property portal Fotocasa have released data showing that the average price of rental property in Spain increased by 3.1% in the first quarter. Compare this to the data released last week by Idealista which also suggested an increase, but slightly higher at 4.3%. Renting one square metre now costs an average of 7.24€ per month. Continue Reading

Property Sales Increased in February

According to the latest statistics released by the General Council of Notaries, the Spanish housing market continues to recover with a year-on-year increase of 22.9% in the number of housing transactions, bringing it to 34,268. Furthermore, the figures suggest that house prices showed a small increase of 0.6%, bringing the price of one square metre Continue Reading

Benahavis Expansion Plans

As the Spanish property market continues to show signs of a recovery, we see an increase in the number of cranes on the horizon and this is true for most of the coast. The small Spanish pueblo of Benahavis is no exception. This tranquil village has been rocked by a large number of new developments Continue Reading

Rental Prices Increased in Q1

According to data released by property portal, Idealista, the cost of rental property increased by 4.3% across Spain during the first quarter ending March at 7.4 Euros per square metre, per month. Comparing on the annual rate the increase is 5.2%. The rental market appears to be recovering more strongly than the sales market. Head Continue Reading